Verse 14. "And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her" - Nineveh was so completely destroyed, that its situation is not at present even known.
The present city of Mossoul is supposed to be in the vicinity of the place where this ancient city stood.
"The cormorant taq kaath; and the bittern, dpq kippod. These Newcome translates, "The pelican and the porcupine." Their voice shall sing in the windows" - The windows shall be all demolished; wild fowl shall build their nests in them, and shall be seen coming from their sills, and the fine cedar ceilings shall be exposed to the weather, and by and by crumble to dust. See the note on Isaiah xxxiv. 11, 14, where nearly the same terms are used.
I have in another place introduced a remarkable couplet quoted by Sir W.
Jones from a Persian poet, which speaks of desolation in nearly the same terms.
"The spider holds the veil in the palace of Caesar: The owl stands sentinel in the watchtower of Afrasiab."
Verse 15. "This is the rejoicing city" - The city in which mirth, jocularity, and pleasure, reigned without interruption.
"And wag his hand" - Will point her out as a mark and monument of Divine displeasure.